“As the Jacobs Medical Center rises into La Jolla’s skyline, we have a visible reminder of UC San Diego’s deep commitment to creating a healthier world through new science, medicine and cures.”
– Chancellor Khosla
UC San Diego will receive a $25 million challenge gift from an anonymous donor to complete construction of the Jacobs Medical Center. The announcement was made today at a “topping out” ceremony, which marks the midpoint between groundbreaking and completion. In 2010, Irwin and Joan Jacobs provided the transformative lead gift of $75 million. They were among the special guests at today’s ceremony who signed a steel beam that was then hosted to the top of the 10-story structure. The Jacobs Medical Center is slated to open in 2016.